November….

November has so far consisted of….

5 visits to the vets.
2 visits to the dentist.
2 appointments with the doctor – 1 phone, 1 F2F.
1 appointment with the hairdresser.

A social whirl!!!

Quote of the month from my most secret journal that nobody will ever see…

New sofa has arrived! And it is comfortable! It has restored my faith in living room furniture.

I know – it only seems like yesterday that I was waiting for a new sofa to arrive, unfortunately that one broke after about 6 months so was returned and a new, bigger, better one was ordered.

Picture time!

The view up the lane….

A bit of calligraphy…

And Sid just before he developed an eye abscess, which is refusing to heal….

Meanwhile, there is a small matter of an unfinished story, but before that, a tune – someone [Savvy?] commented on a blog this week: Funny how time flies – and this tune has been lodged in my head ever since. The line is right at the end!

Next week: Am I still a mouse? Will Sid’s eye improve? Will my roof survive another two weeks of torrential rain????

42 thoughts on “November….

  1. Jon

    Oh, poor Sid. Hope his eye gets better soon, and that he has a new huge sofa to lie on.

    Love Tears for Fears! Just before they became mega-famous, I was in “Moles” club in Bath, and they were there, playing a game of pool. That’s my “claim to fame” for the day.

    I’d quite forgotten that bizarre back-and-forth story between you and Mr DeVice was still going – for some reason, I thought it had all concluded over at his place… Jx

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    1. Scarlet Post author

      Jon – Sid is very much enjoying the new sofa, it’s far more comfy and squashy than the last one.
      My ex was a roadie for Tears for Fears, and my copy of Songs From the Big Chair was given to me by him – so my claim to fame is once removed!
      Perhaps we can convince Mr Devine that the story has concluded, and I will write a brief epilogue. I can’t stay a mouse!
      Sx

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      1. Inexplicable Device

        I won’t need much convincing, as I’m expecting to have a busy December with little time for proper writing (or as proper as I can get, anyway) or anything else fun, for that matter. Unless you don’t mind staying a mouse for the foreseeable, perhaps an epilogue might be in order? And I’m sure we’ll return to Luddley-cum-Mogwash Over The Cusp in the new year. And probably in 2045, too!

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      2. Scarlet Post author

        Mr Devine – Yes, November has been unexpectedly busy, and I still haven’t started my Christmas cards. The epilogue is half written, so watch this space! Well, not this space, I won’t publish it my comment box on a post completely unrelated – that would be silly!
        Sx

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  2. batarde

    Oh, an animated Sid! That’s the same sideways look that the Ruddy Great Wolf Next Door gives me when I wave to him, before he decides that I’m not very interesting and goes back to pacing and barking. Best wishes to the poor little mite, and congratulations on the soft furnishing success. 🙂

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    1. Scarlet Post author

      Mr Batarde – That’s the sideways look that’s hoping for food! Sid had a little op on Friday and hopefully he will improve this week, otherwise I will be changing his name to one-eyed Jack!
      Sx

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  3. savannah49

    Poor Sid, but I am glad he’s enjoying your new sofa! I do love your calligraphy! *hint, hint* What a view you have living in the country. I miss open vistas, but then again, I am a city girl, so I’m in my comfort zone. Thank you for today’s earworm, sweetpea! xoxo

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    1. Scarlet Post author

      Haha – yes, Savvy, it’s Christmas card time – though with my heavy schedule I haven’t even started yet!! Sometimes so much green and mud can get a little oppressive – especially at this time of year.
      Sx

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    1. Scarlet Post author

      Dinah – Horrible when the animals are suffering. Sid is quite bright in himself, but very squinty! He has to be sedated for us to get him to the vet, so it’s been a little fraught – bless ‘im. And he’s had plenty of his favourite treats, including Sprats, which I imagine Sporran would also like. Sid now has a plastic cone round his neck to stop him scratching his eye, and he keeps catching it on the door frame – no spatial awareness!
      Sx

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  4. llcooljoe

    Bloody rain. It hasn’t stopped for the last 2 weeks. And yet my grass still hasn’t recovered from the drought in the summer. Actually I’m not sure we haven’t still got a hose pipe ban in our area.

    The closest I ever got to doing calligraphy is using Letraset. God that makes me old. I do love yours.

    I hope Sid’s eye recovers soon. Poor thing.

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    1. Scarlet Post author

      Joey – Our grass returned to lush green almost instantly – and is still growing like the clappers. Yes, we have a hosepipe ban too, along with flood warnings. Deep joy.
      Letraset was great! I’d still use it for fun – why not?!
      Sx

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  5. Nick Rogers

    I hope Sid’s eye abscess clears up very soon. Glad your new super duper sofa is a success. Our sofa is about 30 years old and still going strong (it was from John Lewis). I see we’re advised to post our Christmas cards by the end of November because of all the postal strikes in December. In November, good grief.

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    1. Scarlet Post author

      Mistress B – I am indeed in the middle of nowhere! All these appointments have taken a lot of time to get to – but, on the bright side, I do have a fab haircut, and somewhere comfy to sit – well, if Sid gives me any room on the sofa – he likes to spread out!
      Sx

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  6. 63mago

    Dentist ?! That means that your salad days are finally over and the crunchy pork rind returns ? Yeah ! I really hope that you do not have to suffer from something “dental” any more.
    I’m sure Sid looks cool with that cone.

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    1. Scarlet Post author

      Mr Mags – Yep, Dentist, but still on the soup diet! I have lovely looking teeth it’s just that the mechanism to make them work has failed, i.e, the jaw. Things might improve, where there’s teeth there’s hope, as the old saying goes.
      Sid always looks cool – it’s his owner who looks silly!
      Sx

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  7. Inexplicable Device

    Oh! I could look at that Sid GIF all evening! Such a handsome little chap. I hope his eye recovers quickly so that he’s no longer humiliated by the cone-of-shame.
    You don’t have a cone-of-shame on too, do you? You know, to stop you from ruining your hair-do?

    Were all five visits to the vet’s for Sid’s benefit, or did you use a couple for a jaw-related second opinion or two? (A friend of mine is a vet, and I’d trust her over a doctor any day – as long as she didn’t force me to wear a cone-of-shame that is…)

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    1. Scarlet Post author

      Mr Devine – It’s a good GIF innit?
      I agree, I should have asked the vet for advice re the jaw – doctors are not particularly interested. My dentist is fabulous though, as is the hygienist, so at least I now feel as if someone is trying to help.
      Meanwhile, no, I am not wearing the cone of shame, I am wearing a jaunty hairband and am turning into my old Clara avatar!
      Sx

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  8. Mitzi

    A lovely new sofa and in time for Christmas too, have you got your tree up yet?

    Poor Sid, I hope his eye improves soon.

    I wonder if a cone would help my upholstered maid of all work to lose some weight, I could throw her some tasty, low-fat tidbits and she’ll have to catch them in her cone, a bit like the cup and ball toy that kept us amused for 10 seconds when we were children.

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    1. Scarlet Post author

      Mitzi – I was a stupid child, I never understood what I was supposed to do with the cup and ball toy – and I had about 5 of them. I did, however, like the hoop with ball and string attached that you could twirl around the ankle and skip over the ball – what were they called?!
      Poor Sid nearly drowned in his cone today as we were caught in a deluge of rain, so be careful if you attach one to Carmen.
      Sx

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      1. 63mago

        The cup-and-ball toy is still sold here, in the 1 € shop – if we speak about the same thing, “Trichterball” (wiki).
        The “hoop with ball and string” – is it <a href"”bilboquet what you mean ?

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      2. Scarlet Post author

        I think Fangbecher is a much better name for the cup and ball! Thank you, Mr Mags! I have found the skippy hoop ball thing on Amazon! I might get one! Think of the injuries I could inflict o myself by trying to be 7 again!
        Sx

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    2. Mitzi

      I reckon you was a child prodigy in your day Scarlet, who never understood why anyone would want to do such a thing. I was given a yo-yo type toy on a metal rail that went back and forth, back and forth, back and forth and I had to be grateful for it until my Gran went home.

      Thanks for the blast from the past Mago, that’s how I remember them.

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      1. Scarlet Post author

        Mitzi – The cup and ball wasn’t much fun really – I genuinely didn’t understand that you had to catch the ball after it’d been pinged upwards, or wherever – I mean that would mean running.
        I was very good with the yo-yo though, and could do tricks! The metal rail toy sounds very peculiar. I had to do a lot of smiling when given hankies, or anything smelly from Avon.
        Sx

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      2. Scarlet Post author

        Hahahaha!! Saturn!!
        Anyhow – a weighted hula-hoop – yes, I remember now. I reckon Sid would be after the ball if I tried that, which would make an interesting YouTube!
        Sx

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    3. melaniereynolds

      Oh Mitzi!
      That’s both terrible and hilarious to say about your maid! I followed the link to the weightloss hoop contraption in one of your other comments and I think if they had just added a little feather at the end of the part that hangs down it could also work as a cat toy, though not very pleasant for the user if they have a cat clawing into them trying to get to the moving part!

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  9. melaniereynolds

    I already replied to this post in a cough syrup induced coma but apparently there wasn’t enough telepathy waves to make it appear here.

    You’re such a tease! Telling us about the stylish comfy couch and then not sharing a picture of it! 🙂 I would think the picture taking of a stationary object shouldn’t be too hard. Oh sorry, the cough syrup is also making me a snarky critic.

    At any rate, I hope that Sid overcomes his eye ailment and you your dental one. Its a shame when dogs and their ladies fall apart at once, you know. Who’s Mister Blue supposed to lament too about the rest of his family falling to bits?

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